Follow @IronPigsFor the second time in his career, IronPigs outfielder Dylan Cozens has been named the International League Batter of the Week.
For the second time in his career, IronPigs outfielder Dylan Cozens has been named the International League Batter of the Week.
The lefty reached base safely multiple times in each contest during the Pigs' six-game homestand and finished the week 10-for-21 (.476) while leading the league with four home runs, four doubles, 13 RBI, six runs, 26 total bases and a 1.238 slugging percentage. He also walked five times.
He opened the homestand with a three-run game-tying home run Tuesday against Gwinnett, repeated the feat in Thursday's contest and added a pair of two-run shots in Saturday's victory over Columbus in the second leg of a doubleheader.
With 18 home runs this season, Cozens is tied with teammate Mitch Walding and Toledo's Christin Stewart for the IL lead.
Cozens, who also claimed the award on May 15, 2017, joins Andy Tracy and Joey Meneses as the only Pigs to earn the honor multiple times.
A second-round draft Pick of the Phillies in 2012, Cozens was a 2017 IL All-Star and made his Major League debut this year on June 1.
Cozens earns the Pigs' fifth Player of the Week honor in 2018 after Cole Irvin and Meneses each won twice as Pitcher and Batter of the Week respectively.
All-time, there have been just nine other IronPigs to earn this honor: Andy Tracy (3x: 6/30/08, 8/11/08, 6/22/09), Michael Taylor (8/17/09), John Mayberry (4/19/10), Joey Meneses (2x: 5/7/18, 5/21/18), Jeff Larish (6/6/10), John Suomi (6/5/12), César Hernández (7/9/13), Brian Bogusevic (5/11/15) and Nick Williams (5/29/18).